Church Of St Anne

30 Jun 2001
Church Of St Anne, Tydlesley Road, Atherton, Wigan, Greater Manchester
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building shall be added: ATHERTON TYLDESLEY ROAD SD 60 SE (west side), 2/63 Hinsford Church of St Anne II Church, 1899-1901. By Austin and Paley. Thinly-coursed sandstone, graduated Westmorland slate roof. Orientated north-west/south-east, ritual orientation used here. 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and transept; 2-bay chancel with tower and vestry against south side. In Gothic Revival style. Nave: gabled porch to right; offset buttress divides 4 two-light windows with sill bond, hollow-chamfered surrounds and cusped tracery. Gabled transept has tall 4-light window with reticulated tracery under pointed arch and hoodmould. North side: 3:4:2 windows (as south) divided by buttresses. Buttresses flank quadrant-moulded west window of 4 lights under pointed arch and hoodmould; square-headed, 2-light aisle windows.

Coped gable with slit and apex cross. Tower: chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses; tall 2-light window with hoodmould, string course beneath short belfry stage with louvred, square-headed 2-light openings; buttress on right rises as octagonal turret at corner of embattled parapet; pyramidal roof with weathervane.

Chancel: traceried 3-light windows to each side; large buttresses flank pointed 5-light east window with reticulated tracery and hoodmould. Vestry in angle with tower is gabled to south and has 3-and 2-light windows with sill bond which rises as hood over shouldered lintel of east doorway.

Interior: Aisles have alternate hexagonal and round piers, double-chamfered arches.

Arch-braced king-post roof. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Corbelled and ribbed arch beneath tower. Contemporary pews. Marble font under wooden-spire cover.

Listing NGR: SD6818802581


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1977 IOE Records taken by David H Swain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David H Swain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Swain, David H

Rights Holder: Swain, David H


Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Victorian Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Weather Vane, Unassigned